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Teachers struggle to have voices heard

The ASTI industrial action has started quietly, but it could yet gather pace, writes Nicola Cooke, Industry Correspondent

5th October, 2013
Pat King, ASTI general secretary

The first backlash against the Haddington Road Agreement (HRA) started last week, as teachers began action in second-level schools. So far, the action has had little impact on student tuition.

More than 16,000 teachers who are members of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI), the only union which voted not to accept the agreement, began the action last Wednesday.

It included refusing to take part in out-of-hours meetings and not co-operating with the in-service training...

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